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1973 VW Thing - "Das Thing"!! - Fun car, runs & drives, needs some work.

28685 MILEAGE
Convertible BODY TYPE
Flat four, air cooled ENGINE
Manual TRANSMISSION
Gasoline FUEL

Description:

1973 Volkswagen Thing "Das Thing", fun car, runs, fixer upper

1973 VW Thing. "Das Thing!"
Up for auction is a fun toy. This VW Thing was a project begun by the previous owner. The car starts with the key and sounds good, you will need a good battery and prime the carb. to start. (I have a short video on my phone of the engine running). I tested the transmission, the car goes into first and reverse and moves forward and back; but the car has no brakes (the pedal goes to the floor). That's about all that we checked on the car mechanically, not much left !!
The floor pans were installed by the previous owner. Overall the car is quite solid, but there are some small rust bubbles in the bottom of the floors and a little rust under the door area on both sides (please see close up picture of the bottom of the doors). The frame for the top goes up and down, but is missing a latch on one side. The car looks to originally be yellow, the roll cage is not bolted to the car.
The car has a couple of sets of front seat frames, back seats and new car seat cover kits with new padding. It has a center console and un-restored windows. There is no material for the convertible top. The car has a clean and clear California title, no back fees due.
The car is sold as-is and as equipped. However, you are welcome to come see and/or have the car inspected before the end of the auction. Payment is due in full within seven says of the end of the sale. California buyers, and all in-state sales are subject to sales tax, doc. & lic. fees. In California, all vehicles over ten years old are sold miles "exempt". The mileage on this car is assumed to have turned over. Transportation is the responsibility of the buyer.
We prefer not to disclose our reserve. Bidders with zero or low feedback are asked to contact us before bidding, otherwise those bids may not be accepted.

Features:

Item location:Fresno, California, United States
VIN:1832842470
Year:1973
Mileage:28685
Make:Volkswagen
Model:Thing
SubModel:Thing
Type:Convertible
Trim:"Das Thing", fun car, runs, fixer upper
Color:Camo
Interior color:Black
Engine:Flat four, air cooled
Cylinders:4
Fuel:Gasoline
Transmission:Manual
Drive type:RWD
Drive side:Left-hand drive
Vehicle Title:Clear